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Re: Reflective tape - MOT Legal ?

Originally Posted by dave_mezza2006 View Post
I'll probaby still play it cautious at MOT time and fit my old rear lights with the reflectors built in too.
I'd be more inclined to take the old lamps along to the testing station and ask before it goes on the ramp. If they're happy to pass with just the tape in place, then leave it as it is. If not, then whack the old lamps back in on the spot.

My reasoning being that, if you're stopped by plod two days after your MOT and insist that the car was like that when you bought it, they might go knocking on the garage's door to ask why it passed. If they believe the garage rather than you, then you could be in trouble. The 'it was like that when I bought it' excuse isn't going to wash.
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